A scarce Ulfberht sword from the 10th century is among the 50 swords, and more than 1,000 lots expected at the Sixth Annual West Point/Garrison, New York Auction, Aug. 8-9. The auction will be presented by Louis J Dianni LLC.
Donald-Brian Johnson discusses the dynamic design of utilitarian spongeware pottery in a recent edition of Antique Trader.
In the latest installment of Ask the Experts, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo offers a bit of soapstone history in his assessment of a reader's vase, which he values at $100 to $150.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers up interesting history brother chair makers, who made bentwood chairs out of beech.
A collection of Civil War artifacts, including an officer’s porkpie slouch and silver-grip presentation sword, preserved by generations of a Pennsylvania family will come to auction on the second day of Morphy Auctions' Firearms Auction, July 24-25.
Leading all lots in Clars Auction Gallery's $1.6 million June 27-28, 2015 auction was a Chinese underglaze blue and white porcelain stick dragon vase. The vase sold for six times the high estimate, finishing at $426,000.
The recently-discovered painting Still Life with Summer Fruits and Champagne, by revered 19th century German still-life painter Emilie Preyer, not only doubled its estimate en route to finishing at $81,250 at auction June 19 at Heritage Auctions, it also set a new record for the painter.
The sale of a enamel, paste-set musical automation clock for $3.7 million, became the highest auction result to come out of German this year, and the most paid for an item at a livestream Auctionata sale, when the clock was sold during the June 20 Important Asian Art Auction.
The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) is celebrating 15th anniversary with a Gala Event and Benefit Auction on July 30. The celebration will include a fundraising auction with pieces from many legendary illustrators, with Norman Rockwell’s Portrait of John F. Kennedy expected to be a highlight of the bidding.
Morris, Savonarola, glider, Lincoln and so on. In the July 8, 2015 edition, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the historical roots and usage details that cause us to almost never call a chair by its most basic name.